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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 28, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

I'm glad you guys mentioned Sky Saxon (passing).

I was going to post the sad news on Thursday, but my main pc died that day too.

(the blue screen of death).

I'll be back in a little while to talk about Sky.



This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2009-06-28 22:48:05

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jun 28, 2009 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

the seeds>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV8KvKYRxig

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jun 28, 2009 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKc4-NU9oP8&;feature=related

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 28, 2009 11:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

Thanks WD - though with this back-up iBook I'm using, running on OS 9.1 I can't play youtube videos - though I can visit youtube and look-it the pitchers.

Thankfully this antiquated clamshell (toilet seat is more like it's actual shape!) can stream vbr mp3s of audio from IA, so I'm playing Grateful Dead 1967, May 5th (Golden Road) right now just to get in the mood to write about The Seeds.

Hey, now this old clamshell is playing Viola Lee Blues from 1967 August 4th, (from bookmarks) and the sound level (db) just went up a few notches...
wow!

Sky was a big influence on Jim Morrison.
Morrison used to study Sky's stage moves when The Seeds would play in LA,'66.

A good example of the wild freak-freely way Sky danced back then would be to watch The Seeds (as "The Warts") on The Mothers-in-Law TV show (1967).

That clip of "Pushing Too Hard" on The Mothers In Law is probably on youtube.

Arguably not everything The Seeds did sounded like a clone of Pushin' Too Hard.

Besides the good selection of hits mentioned in the article
(thanks spacedface for providing the link) my favorite Seeds songs include:

Satisfy You
No Escape
Out Of The Question
Pictures And Designs
Tripmaker
Wind Blows Your Hair
Bad Part Of Town

Some of Sky's later solo work is interesting & some isn't. It's a job sorting through it all, but worth the effort to find the gems.

I had the chance to let him in my pad when a friend showed up one day unannounced with Sky at my door.

We previewed a tape of Sky's latest studio demos that he had brought along (circa 1998).

Then while they were talking, I put on an 80's influenced by the 60's track on the tape deck.

My friend suddenly blurted out,
"Hey Sky, this is the best song on your album yet!"

Only it wasn't by Sky.

But Sky was gracious about the error, and just said something like,
"yeah, I'm glad you like it."

Sky was really happy to meet my upstairs neighbor Cyril Jordan (of the Flamin Groovies) that day.

He could be a really nice guy.

On Halloween 1999, I got his permission to video tape his show at the Purple Onion; a loose, party gig, featuring a girl band She-Mob as his backing band; people could get up on stage and join in if they wanted.

(pix from that party of Sky, friends & I attached)

Good times.

gone...



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 28, 2009 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

Thanks for the info CPW. Drivin n cryin often play Pushing Too Hard as either opening tune of show or final encore. Lenny Kaye, who plays with Kevn of dnc a lot, often sings it during Patti Smith shows.

Something you might be interested in when you get a chance (and a guy I'm trying to bring out west in the late fall for some "happenings"):
http://www.spin.com/articles/jon-spencer-joins-literary-explosion
Mike is looking for a series of literary explosions up and down the coast - figure you might know some folks interested in the same. More fun re him is here - definitely the bastard offspring of Sky and kindred spirts....

http://www.mikeedison.com/

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 28, 2009 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

Cool story CPW...my sympathies.

PushinTH was always a fav of mine.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 28, 2009 8:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

Another quick story about that She-Mob show with Sky -

Sky kept trying (nicely enouff, not pushin' too hard) to set me up with a nun (it was Halloween, dig!) - she was ok, but I was hot for this other gal who was wearing a poncho cape ensemble.

She seemed to be a little shy despite her good looks though, and was kind of keeping one of her arms under the poncho at all times.
Later someone told me she was missing a hand!

Oh well, one can't have everything.




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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 29, 2009 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

You know, it's funny... watching these clips of the Seeds, I realize I'd rather watch Sky's dance moves than the late MJ's... interesting. Less contrived, perhaps?

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Jun 28, 2009 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another... Sky Saxon dies; founder of 1960s band the Seeds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq9HxmPB5vo&;feature=related